Residential — Wild for Waking Up: A Retreat on Crazy Wisdom

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Residential — Wild for Waking Up: A Retreat on Crazy Wisdom

Lama Liz Monson
April 1, 2022 - April 4, 2022
Assisted by Matthew Bellows

Residential component of the hybrid retreat. For the online component, click here.

“Every movement of the mind
Becomes bliss and emptiness;
All polarity disappears
When the mind emerges into nakedness.”

Have you ever wondered what is meant by the infamous phrase “crazy wisdom”? Have you felt unclear about how this phenomena functions as a beneficial tool along the Buddhist path? If so, this retreat is for you. Join Lama Liz and Matt as we explore the origins, history, and present-day practices and manifestations of crazy wisdom.

Together we will examine how deep insight into the nature of reality can result in a profound sense of liberation from the conceptual realm we ordinarily inhabit. Such freedom can feel intoxicating in that one is no longer hemmed in by dualistic frameworks for understanding self and other. Instead, one is freed to access the innate kindness and expressive love, the wildness of compassion unleashed, that is our birthright.

Part of this retreat will include in-depth instructions on the Sadhana of Mahamudra, a practice treasure text revealed by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche that enacts the energy of crazy wisdom as a meditation designed to catapult the practitioner into the vastness and clarity of the mind’s essence, the true nature of things as they are.

If the type of room you require is sold out or no rooms at all are available at Wonderwell, you can email retreats@wonderwellrefuge.org to be placed on a waiting list in case there are cancellations. You also might want to consider the commuter option. A list of nearby accommodations can be found by clicking on the More Details link under the Commuter option.

 

You must provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 on arrival at Wonderwell. We recommend that you take a photo of your vaccination card so that, if you forget to bring the card with you, the image will be on your phone.

Important information about 2022 retreats at Wonderwell: Information about pandemic safety protocols in place can be found on this page of our website. For details about Wonderwell itself, registration procedures, pricing, cancellation policy, and other FAQs, please use this link.

Wonderwell Mountain Refuge strives to offer retreats in a manner that is inclusive for persons of all means. If the full retreat cost would create an undue financial burden, we encourage you to apply for a scholarship. Please visit this page on our website learn more about financial aid. Depending on the type of work that you do, you may be eligible for a Hemera Contemplative Fellowship. Please click on this link for more information.

Cancellation Policy – Wonderwell charges a $75 cancellation fee for residential (onsite) retreat cancellations more than 4 weeks before the start of a retreat. Any cancellations between 4 weeks to 11 days prior to the program are charged a $150 cancellation fee. For any cancellations 10 or fewer days prior to the start date of the program, no refunds are offered. However, if you are feeling ill or have concerns about exposure to the COVID virus, please cancel your attendance at any Wonderwell retreat even at the last minute. In this case, we will provide a full refund of your payment.

 

SCHEDULE – Subject to change

The retreat begins with an opening session on Thursday evening. Each full retreat day will start between 9:00 and 10:00 am ET in the morning and may end between 7:00 and 8:00 pm ET in the evening. There will be a morning session on Sunday, the last day of the retreat. An expanded schedule will be available before the retreat begins.

 

USER ACCOUNTS & RESOURCES

The user account feature of our website provides a secure place where materials from your retreats can be posted and accessed. If you don’t have an account already, you’ll want to set one up as soon as you register.

  • Paid resourcesretreat recordings and other retreat materials – will only be available in the dashboard of your user account.
  • If you haven’t already created an NDF user account, please visit our website to Create an account as soon as possible.
  • User accounts are manually synced with the retreat 7–10 days after the retreat. Please be aware that this does not happen automatically with registration. It is a separate, manual operation.

Please visit the Technical FAQ page on our website for useful information about user accounts, helpful tutorials, as well as answers to many other questions. You can contact support@naturaldharma.org with questions about your user account.

 

Wonderwell Mountain Refuge Full Calendar

 

DATE AND TIME DETAILS:
Check-in at Wonderwell is between 3:00 and 5:00 pm on Friday, April 1. The retreat ends at noon on Monday, April 4, and a light lunch is offered.

CONTACT:
[email protected]

  • Private room with queen bed and ensuite bath - $825.00
  • Private room with queen bed and hall bath - $636.00
  • Private room with twin bed and hall bath - $636.00
  • Shared room with ensuite bath - $534.00
  • Shared room with hall bath - $486.00
  • Commuting - $312.00

RECORDINGS
Full access to all recordings and retreat materials through your user account.

DANA
Participants are invited to offer dana ("generous giving") at the close of the retreat.

WAITING LIST
If the type of room you require is sold out or no rooms at all are available at Wonderwell, you can email [email protected] to be placed on a waiting list in case there are cancellations. You also might want to consider the commuter option. A list of nearby accommodations can be found by clicking on the More Details link under the Commuter option.

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About the Teachers

Lama Liz Monson

Lama, Managing Teacher, Spiritual Co-Director
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